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Officers from the Met Police have said that warrants of further detention have been granted for five men arrested following a counter terrorism operation in which a vehicle was stopped going outbound at Dover port on Sunday.
Four addresses in east London and one in south London are being searched as part of the investigation. Some of the searches are still ongoing.
A further two addresses in North Wales are being searched, and these searches are ongoing, police said.
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Officers from MPS Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), Kent police and the MPS Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19) stopped an outbound vehicle at Dover port at around 11.30pm on Sunday.
Police said a further 12 men and one woman who were stopped in the same vehicle were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences by Immigration Enforcement officers.
At around 3.45am today two men aged 24 and 40 were arrested in east London, while at 8.30am a man, 28, was arrested, all on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism contrary to section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism in Dover and east London, Scotland Yard said.
Three more men have been arrested today. The operation was "not in response to any immediate threat," police said.
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A man has been charged at Westminster Magistrates Court with a number of offences under the Terrorism Act, including making electronic copies of magazines entitled 'Ultimate Guide to USA Army Combat', '39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad' and '44 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad'.
Swedish nation Bherlin Gildo, 36, was also charged with attending a place known to be used for terrorist training, and for receiving instruction in the use of firearms in connection with acts of terrorism.
He was remanded in custody to appear the the Old Bailey on October 27.